Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Lateral Recruiting Specialist in our Austin, Chicago,Kansas City, Milwaukee, or St. Louis office.
The Lateral Recruiting Specialist coordinates and executes the recruiting and hiring processes for lateral attorneys. Utilize your skills in the full life cycle of recruiting to source, attract, and hire lateral attorneys. Assist with coordination of recruiting and hiring of law students as needed. Essential job functions include:
Responsible for development and implementation of our lateral attorney recruiting and hiring efforts, working closely with the Chief Growth Officer, Director of Legal Recruiting, Senior Legal Recruiting Specialist, and Firm leadership.
Monitor and oversee all external career postings for lateral positions.
Manage the process for lateral attorney recruiting and hiring:
Draft associate job postings.
Review and screen resumes submitted by candidates or search firms.
Schedule interviews for candidates.
Coordinate interview schedules for candidates.
Manage and confirm travel, hotel, and transportation arrangements.
Input initial candidate application into recruiting database and maintain regular status updates.
Organize and maintain all contact information for candidates.
Communicate with candidates throughout the recruiting and hiring process.
Ensure that candidate offer letters are in proper form and approved.
Use firm resources (i.e., Firm Prospects), social media, and other avenues to proactively source candidates.
Call candidates identified for a position to assess interest in our firm.
Communicate and establish relationships with search firms regarding lateral hires. Assist with maintaining agreements for all such relationships.
Collaborate with Director of Legal Recruiting and Director of Diversity & Inclusion on industry trends related to diversity hiring.
Help track and monitor lateral recruiting results for purposes of Mansfield certification.
Work with Client Development on pieces needed for lateral recruiting.
As requested, update the Firm's website content and publications.
Make recommendations based on industry trends and other industry best practices.
Assist the Chief Growth Offer and Director of Legal Recruiting as needed in developing and monitoring the recruiting budget, approving recruiting/hiring related expenses, and paying invoices for same.
As needed, support the updating of NALP forms.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date recruiting records and files.
Participate in professional associations for recruiting.
Produce reports on LawCruit (recruiting database) activity and outstanding applicants.
When necessary, train others on recruiting team in use of Lawcruit.
Assist with the Firm’s recruiting and hiring processes for law students and summer associates on an as-needed basis.
Special projects as required.
The physical activity of this position:
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
Repetitive Motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position:
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision:
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
4-year degree required, preferably in a related field; Juris Doctor Degree preferred.
3-5 years of experience working in a professional services firm; law firm experience preferred especially in recruiting, training, development, or marketing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong initiative and self-motivation.
High degree of attention to detail.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding candidates, Firm matters, and recruiting matters.
Ability to work under pressure, to handle conflicting priorities, and to meet deadlines.
Ability to represent the Firm in a favorable and businesslike manner.
Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional personalities, both inside and outside the Firm.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the Director of Legal Recruiting, Senior Legal Recruiting Specialist, and the administrative and lawyer leadership of the Firm.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of all MS Office products strongly preferred.
Ability to work after hours, as needed.
Ability to travel to other offices as needed.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.
Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.
EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet. Principal Applicants Only.
About Husch Blackwell
Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations.